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Another Danish film..
on 19 February 2012
I came to this film via the actors. As with other Danish films, I found the quality of the filming and the capability of the acting high. The viewer is very aware of facial expressions and they make powerful use of expression, sweating and minute body detail, which gives a sense of reality, which makes the pain more poignant. This style does help to make the people seem real. This combined with the concentration and focus required when watching a film with subtitles does make the viewer feel very involved. On the other hand I found the film to be almost like a draft version of a film, perhaps a dress rehearsal and there was a certain lack of depth, although the rawness of feeling of the characters was well illustrated. Plus point - thank you for not producing the Hollywood 'happy ever after ending'. Minus point: somehow it failed to captivate overall although there were some very good scenes.